Paula Todd is a Canadian author, lawyer and professor at Seneca@York, where she teaches digital journalism and media law and ethics to college and university students. Todd is the author of four best-selling non-fiction books, including Extreme Mean, which explores harassment, stalking and extortion online, and was short-listed for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction in 2014, and an Arthur Ellis Award for Non-Fiction Crime Writing in 2015.
She was the first Canadian journalist to break news in an e-book with her bestselling, Finding Karla: How I Tracked Down An Elusive Child Serial Killer and Discovered A Mother of Three.
Todd, who has worked for most of Canada's mainstream networks and publications, writes and speaks frequently about freedom of expression, sits on the Board of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), and chairs its Digital Issues Committee. She holds a B.A. from York University, an LL.B. (JD) from Osgoode Hall and is called to the Ontario Bar.
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